Table 4

Dating Violence Chronicity (Female respondents)
Female respondents (N=190) Controlling behavior Put downs, name calling Yell, swore, insulted Unwanted calls, texts, visits Threaten Hit, slapped, hurt Pressured into sex, begging Pressured into sex, threat
Number reporting abuse N=47 N=58 N=81 N=52 N=17 N=7 N=45 N=9
n (%)† n (%)† n (%)† n (%)† n (%)† n (%)† n (%)† n (%)†
Number of abusive partners
  1 29 (64.4) 34 (63.0) 44 (55.7) 32 (64.0) 6 (37.5) 3 (50.0) 24 (57.1) 5 (62.5)
  2 13 (28.9) 15 (27.8) 25 (31.7) 12 (24.0) 6 (37.5) 3 (50.0) 11 (26.2) 2 (25.0)
  3+ 3 (6.7) 5 (9.3) 10 (12.7) 6 (12.0) 4 (25.0) 0 (0.0) 7 (16.7) 1 (12.5)
  missing 2 4 2 2 1 1 3 1
Number of occurrences
  1 8 (17.0) 13 (23.2) 14 (17.3) 9 (18.0) 6 (35.3) 4 (66.7) 8 (18.2) 4 (50.0)
  2-5 12 (25.5) 19 (33.9) 34 (42.0) 21 (42.0) 5 (29.4) 1 (16.7) 18 (40.9) 1 (12.5)
  6-11 7 (14.9) 8 (14.3) 5 (6.2) 4 (8.0) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 5 (11.4) 1 (12.5)
  11-20 4 (8.5) 2 (3.6) 11 (13.6) 4 (8.0) 2 (11.8) 0 (0.0) 6 (13.6) 0 (0.0)
  >20 6 (12.8) 4 (7.1) 7 (8.6) 8 (16.0) 3 (17.7) 1 (16.7) 5 (11.4) 2 (25.0)
  don’t remember 10 (21.3) 10 (17.9) 10 (12.4) 4 (8.0) 1 (5.9) 0 (0.0) 2 (4.6) 0 (0.0)
  missing 0 2 0 2 0 1 1 1
Age at first occurrence
  13-15 21 (44.7) 20 (35.1) 22 (27.2) 15 (28.9) 5 (29.4) 0 (0.0) 17 (38.6) 2 (25.0)
  16-17 20 (42.6) 24 (42.1) 39 (48.2) 19 (36.5) 5 (29.4) 4 (66.7) 17 (38.6) 5 (62.5)
  18-19 6 (12.8) 13 (22.8) 20 (24.7) 18 (34.6) 7 (41.2) 2 (33.3) 10 (22.7) 1 (12.5)
  missing 0 1 0 0 0 1 1 1
Was alcohol involved
  No 31 (70.5) 5 (62.5)
  Yes 13 (29.6) 3 (37.5)
  missing 1 1

† Missing responses not included in denominator when calculating percentages.

Bonomi et al.

Bonomi et al. BMC Public Health 2012 12:637   doi:10.1186/1471-2458-12-637

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